9 days in Alabama Itinerary

9 days in Alabama Itinerary

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9 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): engage your brain at McWane Science Center, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo and then explore the galleries of Vulcan Park and Museum.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Birmingham trip itinerary planning tool .

New York City to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Birmingham hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari.

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You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Huntsville sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cathedral Caverns State Park
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Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Fairhope Municipal Pier (in Fairhope) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mobile Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Mobile trip tool .

Getting from Huntsville to Mobile by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Huntsville in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Mobile. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope Municipal Pier, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
History Museum of Mobile ©
History Museum of Mobile

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 16th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, then look for gifts at Chocolate Corner, and then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Alley. On your second day here, witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, then get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Gulf Shores attractions planner.

Getting from Mobile to Gulf Shores by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Gulf Shores sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Alligator Alley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo